Reblog – ‘‘Under Obama there have been 2 embassy attacks and 4 deaths. Under Bush there were 11 embassy attacks and 52 deaths’
See also : https://thelastofthemillenniums.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/blog-running-top-10-attacks-on-us-embassies-in-republican-administrations-that-lindsey-graham-doesnt-care-about/
I’ve been getting a lot of ‘click’s’ and some really crazy responses to this post I did back in February.
And by crazy I mean really crazy.
Almost every ‘response’ cites that ‘only one American was killed’.
How does that diminish that fact that there were 11 Embassy’s attacked and 52 people were killed?
Ask any one who works in the Foreign Service and they will tell you that there ‘mission’ is to be an extension’ of America – our principles and values – to the peoples of other Countries.
The people that were killed, many of them worked for the Embassys or provided services or were there for assistance or maybe were just passing by.
But go ahead and look the members of their families in the eye and tell them that since they aren’t ‘Americans’, their deaths don’t count.
Go to England, France, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Germany and tell the family members of those who have died in terrorists attacks that since they weren’t ‘Americans’, they don’t matter.
We are in a World wide war on terror.
It’s not a war on terror against Americans.
It’s a war on terror.
To make less of the deaths of anyone killed in a terrorists attack because they were’t ‘Americans’, is to prevert ‘American Exceptionalism’.
Can YOU name the 11 Embassys attacked under President Little Bush?
The Democrats didn’t politicize them.
‘While there have been two embassy attacks and four deaths during the four-plus years of the Obama administration, this represents a significant slowdown in such violence’.
‘During the eight years of the Bush administration there were eleven such attacks on U.S. embassies and consulates, with 52 deaths. So why are these attacks suddenly front and center in the headlines, even as they become more rare’?
‘Benghazi was the first embassy attack to be politicized, as republicans in congress attempted to turn the attack into a scandal or controversy in an effort to hinder Obama’s reelection bid, and more recently to hamper any future presidential ambitions of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’.
‘None of the eleven attacks during the Bush adminstration were politicized by democrats in congress’.
From : http://www.stableytimes.com/news/under-obama-there-have-been-2-embassy-attacks-and-4-deaths-under-bush-there-were-11-embassy-attacks-and-52-deaths/1341/
Here are the 11 Embassys attacked under President Little Bush :
June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.
February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Truck bomb kills 17.
February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.
July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
Suicide bomber kills two.
December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.
March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants.
September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). One killed and 13 wounded.
January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece
A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured.
July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.
March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls’ school instead.
September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.
From : http://m.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/12/1130950/-If-diplomatic-attacks-are-a-sign-of-weakness-Bush-was-the-weakest-of-all